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. essentially how the delegates quietly protest the speakers of the united nations, for whatever reason. here's president mahmoud ahmadinejad just moments ago. >> translator: policies of the world main sense of power are based on the principal of domination and the conquering of others. these centers only seek supremacy and are not in favor of peace and definitely not at the service of their nations. >> want to bring in jill dougherty out of foreign affairs correspondent in new york covering this, and, jill, we have been listening. we watched most of this speech here. it wasn't a lot that was really different than what we've heard from years prior, but there is this common theme here. it the little guy versus the big guy, and i imagine that there are at least some people in that stage, in that audience where that resonates, that message? >> it's definitely true, suzanne. sometimes we look at ahmadinejad as the man that's about to explode every two seconds with some sort of, you know, bombshell. when he doesn't do it, then we say he doesn't have a lot to say, but he actually does, as you point
of "newsroom" before leaders gathering for the united nations general assembly. >>> i know this pales in light of what is happening in new york right now. but it is what much of america is talking about. green bay and the catch that was or wasn't. the nfl's replacement refs have been under scrutiny. this was decided on a very controversial touchdown. they both come down with the ball at the end of the game. there you see it. in tend they are award ad touchdown. many believe generali inbelief received the touchdown. >> don't ask me a question about the officials. i have never seen anything like that in all my years in football. >> look at the replay. the fact that it was reviewed. that was awful. that's all i can say about it. >> as you may imagine this is getting huge reaction on social media. packers guard t.j. lang tweeted just got -- by the nfl. nfl, come on, man. can't even be upset anymore. all i can do is laugh. laugh at the nfl for allowing america's game to come to this. wow. much more later in the newsroom. >>> for the second time in a week, atlanta falcons football player has been ar
and center at the united nations today. we have live pictures for you right now. world leaders all taking their turns at the lectern. ours has been there as are a number of other top leaders. and today no exception. today netanyahu and mahmoud abbas will be taking the stage. and all of this is coming in just the next hour. mr. abbas will be up first. he's expected to ask the united nations to give his people the palestinian authority nonmember observer status. that's an expanded kind of status than he has right now. this after last year's failed bid to win u.n. recognition of a palestinian state. now, shortly after he speaks, israel's prime minister will take the podium p. and mr. netanyahu is expected to focus on iran rather than on palestinians. he's likely going to warn the united nations about the threat that israel faces from iran's controversial nuclear program, but his warnings take on a new sense of urgency after making it clear that israel would preemptively attack iran if diplomacy fails. netanyahu's threats have put i suppose you could call a significant strain on relations wit
, a speech to the world. president obama at the united nations goes in depth on the turmoil in the middle east. also, mitt romney talking aid, trade and more drilling dn on foreign policy. we're going to hear what he's saying. and the news many homeowners have been waiting for years to hear. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a brief break from the verbal sparring, the white house race. president obama stepped back in the global spotlight in new york today addressing the united nations assembly. he spoke at length about the turmoil in the middle east touting diplomacy and coalition building as the solution to the crisis to the region that's been vexing his administration. jessica yellin is traling with the president in new york. jessica, give us an update. what did the president say? >> reporter: wolf, when the president spoke here he had two major audiences, a global audience and a domestic audience. voters listening now to foreign policy issues with a new ear and a new eye after this violence in libya. and the president addressing it all just six weeks out from the el
delegations walk out. maybe others have joined the united nations in boycotting to start with. jill, there have been some conciliatory things that have been said by the leader. i'll get to that in a moment. let's listen in as he takes to the stage. >> translator: in the name of god, the compassionate, the mist citiful, the lord of the worlds and may peace and blessings be upon the greatest prophet. he has chosen companions and all the messengers. oh, god hasten the message of your chosen beloved. grant him good health and victory. make us his best companions and all those who attest to his ritefulness. mr. president, exlen sis ladies and gentlemen. i thank the almighty god for having once more the chance to participate in this meeting. we have gathered here to ponder and work together for building a better life for the entire human community and for our nations. coming from iran, the land of glory and beauty the land of knowledge, culture, wisdom and morality. the cradle of philosophy and mysticism. the land of compassion and light. the land of scientists the scho
out al-qaeda. >> hiding in libya. >> it was actually in a high level united nations meeting that hillary clinton for the first time today admitted that an al-qaeda linked group was involved. grps have launched a other kidnappings from northern mali working with other violent extremts to ne the tran we ticly saw in benghazi. >> now, "the newk time repoedhaotor.s. officis were surprised by secretary clinton's admission. her lking of alaeda linked groups t crisis in peaps, becauseat se id lat leadso a different conclusion. on thursday, secretary clinton said i quote, absolutely no information or reason to believe there is any basis to suggest that the u.s. ambassador was on an al-qaeda hit list. also perhaps because the president himself has not said terrorists were involved in the attacks. here he is on "the view" this week when asked if he thought it was a terrorist attack. >> there's no doubt that the kind of weapons that were used, the ongoing assault, that it wasn't just a mob action. he to his press secretary to use the t word. carney, under pressure from reporters, cla
-qaeda. >> hiding in libya. >> it was actually in a high level united nations meeting that hillary clinton for the first timeoday admitted that an al-qaeda linked group was involved. >> for some time, al-qaeda in the islamic mog rab and other groups have launched attacks and kidnappings from northern mali into neighboring countries and are working with other violent extremists to undermine the transitions as we tragically saw in benghazi. >> now, "the new york times" reported that other senior u.s. officials were surprised by secretary clinton's admission. her linking of those al-qaeda linked groups to the crisis in benghazi. perhaps, because what she said late last week leads to a very different conclusion. on thursday, secretary clinton said i quote, absolutely no information or reason to believe there is any basis to suggest that the u.s. ambassador was on an al-qaeda hit list. also perhaps because the president himself has not said terrorists were involved in the attacks. here he is on "the view" this week when asked if he thought it was a terrorist attack. >> there's no doubt that the
of the year when nearly every world leader in the same place, a lot of them at least, the united nations general assembly. kings, prime ministers, ministers get a few minutes at the podium to address the rest of the world. they get their undivided attention unless, of course, certain delegations decide to walk out in protest or not even show up. well, that's what happened today at the american mission to the u.n. essentially did not show up as the president of iran walked in. more than just a minute or so. here's a bit of a speech a few minutes ago by president mahmoud ahmadinejad. it was not a redefined message by any stretch of the imagination. he pretty much repeated what he has said along the lines of western world nomination as he rallied against the western world as well as the united states. let's listen in as he talks about the u.n. as well. >> the need to remove the structural values and encourage the process of universal participation in global management has never been greater before. the united nations looks efficiency to bring about the changes. if this inefficiency persists
as he speaks to the united nations general assembly on its opening day. the president is expected to address the recent violence in the middle east, the u.s. consulate attack in libya and issue a new warning to iran about its nuclear program. >> but president obama is not meeting one-on-one with any of the world leaders. he had 13 bilateral meetings last year. cnn foreign affairs reporter is with us. what can we expect from the president's speech this morning? >> obviously the president is going to touch on some of the big issues out there. he's going to talk about syria and how to contain the crisis there and get president bashar al assad out. he has to address the last couple of weeks, the consulate attack in libya but more importantly, the raging protests that have gone through the middle east, these anti-american protests. secretary clinton was speaking to the clinton global initiative yesterday and previewed what the president was going to say about the need to not have extremist hijack the arab spring. let's take a listen to what she said. >> people and leaders from across t
busy news day. president obama on the world stage at the united nations just wrapping up a speech, and it started and ended with the killing of u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. you will recall the ambassador was murdered along with three american colleagues during an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11th. the president praised stevens for his service to his country. he vowed to bring the killers to justice. mr. obama's remarks ending just moments ago carried live on cnn. he also spoke out about all of the religious extremism in the middle east and elsewhere around the world, specifically making mention to that extraordinarily offensive video. have a listen. >> i have made it clear that the united states government had nothing to do with this video, and i believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. it is an insult not only to muslims but to america as well, for as the city outside these walls makes clear, we are a country that's welcomed people of every race and every faith. we are home to muslims who worship across our c
how to cut corners there. >> live coverage of the united nations. israeli minister benjamin netanyahu speaking right no let's listen in. thank youery much, mr. president. it's aasto se the general assemblyesid by the ambassador fromsrael. it's good tll o ayou distinguished gates. ladies and gentlemen, 0003, years ago king david reigned the jewish state in our eternal capital, jerusalem. i say that to all those who proclaim that the sta has roots in our region. and that it will soon disappear. throughout our history, the jewish people have over come all the tyrants who have sought our destruction. it's their that have been discarded by history. the people of israel live on. we say in hebrew. [ speaking foreignanguag ] and the jewish state will live thewisheived in the land of israel for thousands of years. even after most of our people were exile from it, jews continue to live in the land of israel throughout the ages. and the masses of o people never gave up the dream turng to our laws of history we stor our independence and rebuilt our national life. the jewish people have come hom
the united nations general assembly later today. a live look for you at the united nations. the leader of the ivory coast speaking right now. the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak in about two hours. western lead verse a history of walking out on his speeches. in a sign of protest. demonstrators are expected outside the u.n. during his address. >>> and disapproval already lobbed in the direction of ahmadinejad. monday, walking out on a session when iran's president began to speak. the two countries are at odds over iran's nuclear program. sara sidner joins us live from jerusalem. what's the reaction there? we were curious. >> reporter: well, carol, what's interesting is, today is a very, very important, perhaps the most sacred of jewish holiday, yom kippur. what's happening today, no newspapers printed. no newspapers deliverrd and we're hearing absolutely nothing from israeli leaders at this point in time. they've kept quiet. probably awaiting to hear what ahmadinejad has to say when he speaks to the unga. i can tell you over the years, a lot of frustration w
. >>> and thanks, ashleigh. welcome to "news room international. >>> world leaders galter at the united nations, unrest in the middle east tops the agenda. here is what is going on in one of the main crisis zones. [ gun fire ] >>> rebels are battling goncht forces in aleppo in sere ra. syria. in damascus, two explosions in a syrian intelligence compound. the building is a school. the military is using it as base. the new school year hasn't started. there were probably not any children inside. >>> in is the scene near a group of tiny islands. japan, taiwan, and china all claim ownership of the uninhabited islands. the japanese coast guard shot water cannons as dozens of taiwanese boats. >>> tempers are flaring in spain. police blocked roads leading to the country's parliament in madrid. the crisis has, as they put it, hi ja hijacked the country's democracy. spain is preparing to cut billions in spending. >>> and president obama tells world leaders the u.s. will do what we must to keep iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. the president spoke a short time ago at the u.n. general assembly. he has
live at new york city, home of the united nations. world leaders from 193 countries are gathering for the annual meeting of the general assembly. president mahmoud ahmadinejad will address the meeting on wednesday. he had blistering words at israel today. more on that in a moment. he took aturity cil the subject of ir nuclear program. >> translator: we have business thatome members of the chosen silence with little regard tthe nuclear warheads ofhe fake regime while at the same time they impede scientific progress of other nations. >> president obama is in new york tonight ahead of his speech on tuesday, a speech that will condemn violent protests in the middle east and underscore his commitment to keep iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. meanwhile, with just 43 days to go until this country's election, mitt romney has campaigned in colorado. the latest national cnn poll has president obama with a four point lead over governor romney against the backdrop of the political race in this country and turmoil in the middle east, it seemed the perfect time to sit down with ahmadineja
at the united nations that he was determined to prevent iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. do you regard that as a bluff? >> translator: you set forth two or three questions here. i have never used the word "bluff." when we say we do not take it seriously, we mean that it impacts -- it does not impact our policies in the slightest. iran is a vast country, is a great country. let's assume a few terrorists come and assassinate some of our officials. will the country be damaged? >> no.no. a couple of bombs will be set to explode. will t country be destroyed? no. we see the design of regime at the same level as the bombers and the criminals and the terrorists and even if they do something, even if they do something hypothetically, it will not affect us fundamentally, but, vis-a-vis, the expressions of the president of the united states because i do not wish to speak in any way about anything that may be interpreted as meddling with america's domestic or electoral affairs, but perhaps myself, compared to everyone else in the world, i am perhaps much more keen than anyone else, not only that t
'll get the killers. today the president spent 24 minutes of his half-hour speech to the united nations talking about libya, the middle east and ambassador chris stevens. the speech, which was seen by american voters and viewers around the world, mentioned stevens 12 times. as the president paid tribute to him right from the start. >> chris stevens loved his work. he took pride in the country he served, and he saw dignity in the people that he met. and two weeks ago, he traveled to benghazi to review plans to establish a new cultural center and modernize a hospital. that's when america's compound came under attack. >> that's the first we learned about exactly what stevens was doing in benghazi, a city the u.s. had been warned was not safe. and the president continued in his speech vowing to find the killers. >> the attacks on the civilians in benghazi were attacks on america. we are grateful for the assistance we received from the libyan government, and from the libyan people. there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice.
in the world as the president laid out today in front of the united nations, rooted in american values, but that will not louis lambist jihadist terrorists to push us out of the region. >> so when you say you're confident in what is happening on the ground, let me put the question directly to you, then. why is that when cnn was in the consulate days after the horrible attack, they found that the -- the diary of ambassador stevens' thoughts and his fears. and not the u.s. investigators. why weren't they the ones who found something like that, which was -- was just lying there? >> that's an excellent question. we did not get briefed on the specifics of cnn's acquisition and use of the private diary of ambassador stevens. that wasn't one of the topics on which we were briefed. that does raise a real question about the appropriateness of the use of material from a private diary. but it does, as you put it, raise a question. if it was just actually lying out in the open, was there, in fact, appropriate efforts to secure the consulate? one of the larger points i hope watchers take into mind,
is off today. our starting point, tough talk on iran from president obama at the united nations, as iran's leader mahmoud ahmadinejad prepares to take the podium today. he's given fiery speeches before. he will inflame an already heightened tension in the middle east? >>> the battleground votes. new polls show president obama ahead in ohio, florida, and pennsylvania. and in some cases, by double digits. can mitt romney win the presidency without the power of these swing states? >> no. and by the way, check out this incredible video. a tornado touches down, ripping through homes and buildings. it is all caught on camera. >> wow. a busy morning ahead. our guests include michele flournoy, co-chair of the obama campaign nation security advisory committee. tiki barber, former player for the new york giants, rudy giuliani, former new york city mayor, ben cohen, co-founder of ben & jerry's ice cream and singer cyndi lauper. >> it is wednesday, september 26th. "starting point" beginning right now. first we have some news just in to cnn. two american soldiers in afghanistan were killed today in a
. president obama and prime minister netanyahu attended the united nations general assembly in new york, but at different times. the white house insisted it was a scheduling issue, not a snub. no meetings, no handshakes. but today a follow-up phone call that a senior administration official told cnn lasted more than 20 minutes. in a statement released by the white house, the conversation included "a range of security issues," the president reaffirmed his commitment to israel security. and the two leaders were in full agreement on preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. prime minister netanyahu has been pressuring the u.s. to lay down a so-called red line on iran that would prompt military action. at the u.n. he used a prop to drive home his point. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: while some have accused the prime minister of pressuring the president to help gop nominee mitt romney, mr. netanyahu has said his actions are not tied to the u.s. political calendar. the white
for iran. in a speech before the united nations, just a couple of hours ago, the president warned against allowing iran to develop nuclear weapons. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. it would threaten the elimination of israel, the security of gulf nations, and the stability of the global economy. it risks triggering a nuclear arms race in the region and the unraveling of the nonproliferation treaty. that's why a coalition of countries is holding the iranian government accountable and that's why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> chief white house correspondent jessica yellin outside the united nations for me. the president very much so been under pressure from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and from mitt romney to draw a tougher line when it comes to iran. how did he handle that today at the u.n.? >> reporter: well, he resisted campaign season pressure to intensify his rhetoric against iran just to respond to his critics. he did use stark language to describe what we know to
's decision to speak and run, addressing the united nations today in new york without actually formally sitting down and talking one-on-one to any of the key members of the united nations. no other world leaders. yet he did sit down with the folks on "the view." was that a mistake? what's behind the president's decision there? with so much turmoil in the world, is it a good idea to give big international players the cold shoulder? want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it! now we need a little bit more... a little bit more vanilla? this is great! [ male announcer ] at humana, we believe there's never been a better time to share your passions... because the results... are you having fun doing this? yeah. that's a very nice cake! [ male announcer ] well, you can't beat them. [ giggles ] ohh! you got something huh? whoa... [ male announcer ] humana understands the value of spending time together that's a lot of work getting that one in! let's go see the birdies. [ male announcer ] one on one, sharing what you know. let's do it grandpa. that's why humana agents will
is the address. >>> also tonight, president obama's decision to speak and run, addressing the united nations today in new york without actually formally sitting down and talking one-on-one to any of the key members of the united nations. no other world leaders. yet he did sit down with the folks on "the view." was that a mistake? what's behind the president's decision there? with so much turmoil in the world, is it a good idea to give big international players the cold shoulder? we'll talk to about that next. >>> president obama addressed the u.n. general assembly today. he had a tough message for iran. >> and that's why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> he also had a clear message for the muslim world when it comes to insults against islam and freedom of speech. get a thicker skin. >> as president of our country, and commander in chief of our military, i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. >> well, clearly, the president felt he had important things to say. now
to the united nations general assembly where the much anticipated speech byo outgoing president was overshadowed by mohamed morsi. listen to how he introduced himself. >> translator: i am the first egyptian civilian president elected democratically and free, following a great, peaceful revolution halted by the entire world. >> let's go richard roth, covers the u.n. for us. listen to the speech, it sounds like he's stepping it up, ready to be this world leader, world negotiator. is that fair that he's made the move from muslim brotherhood to world leader? >> reporter: well, i think he's still both things. the leader of egypt, decades ago, nasser and others, they had a prominent place when it came to the middle east. there has been this vacuum ever since. president mubarak had never even been here at the u.n. in the last 15 years and played a much quieter role on the global stage in the middle east. this is a big impressive debut on the stage. i think many agree for morsi, flexing his muscles. he was willing to be a global leader. he said to the general assembly i will adhere to all previous inter
, but more imrtantly president obama addressing the united nations today and he hit on a lot of topics, iran, talked syria, coemnethe deadly anti-american protests that rippled across the american world. i want to play some of this for you. this is when the president gets personal. he's calling for patience and restraint. >> like me, the majority of americans are christian and yesterday we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. as president of our country, and commander in chief of our military, i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day. and i always defend their righ to do so. >> there was some applause afterwards. cnn's chief white house correspondent jessica yellin for me outside the u.n. today. it is a very personal approach, jessica, from the presidt, wo't you agree putng himself out there ying what he did? >> reporter: he was explaining to the world, brooke, american values, and u.s. -- the value of the freedom of expression, free speech, and also the american appreciation and protection for the freedom of religion. and so, yes, he did it in a per
the united nations general assembly in a just-released excerpt shows the president touching on the familiar theme which is preventing a nuclear iran, saying we respect the right of nations to access peaceful nuclear power, but one of the purposes of the united nations is to see that we harness that power for peace. make no mistake, a nuclear-armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. richard roth is at the u.n. this morning for us. richard, good morning. much anticipation about the president's speech today. >> good morning, soledad. yes, president obama, as you mentioned, is going to be speaking about iran and other hot spots in the middle east. certainly we've seen huge stories developing in the last two weeks, especially after the killing of ambassador stevens in libya. for the united states president, once again, there will behose tough remarks about iran, saying time is not limited. the u.s. president is going to be saying that there is just a time limit to diplomacy. the u.s. and many other nations extremely worried about iran's nuclear capability. iran's leader, mahmoud ahma
obligations. now, ahmadinejad's will address the united nations and the world in a speech on wednesday. that happens to be the holiest day on the jewish calendar. prime minister netanyahu will take the podium the day after and he has been aggressive on the need to stop iran's nuclear ambition. he says iran will be 90% to a bomb in six months. a bomb he says will hurt america. >> all the things you see now in these mobs storming the american embassy is what you'll see in a regime with atomic bombs. you can't have people have atomic bombs. >> so, what's causing this escalation? two words. the united states. specifically the election battle between these two men. either mitt romney or barack obama will be the one to decide on the war or peace question. prime minister netanyahu seems to be betting on romney. romney has known him for 35 years. he visited him on the campaign trail in israel. and i even saw one of mitt romney's books on netanyahu's study shelf in jer use lem. he even appears in a pro romney ad in florida. >> the fact is, that every day that passes, iran gets closer and closer
that our 193 member at the united nations, there's only one member, iran, that is openly calling for the destruction of another member. israel. there's only one member openly denying the holocaust. there's only one member of the united nations that is constantly, habitually instigating violence all over the world, from latin america, through north africa all the way to central asia and certainly in the middle east. for all those reasons and many more, the world simply cannot and should not tolerate the very notion of iran becoming nuclear. >> do you ever feel conflicted when you look at iran, it has a jewish member of parliament, there's been a series on the holocaust, television series that aired in iran. there is a small jewish community there. do you ever feel conflicted at all in that sometimes their actions in that way, don't appear to be anti-jewish. >> i don't think the world has an issue with the iranian people. i think the world has an issue with the ongoing threat posed by the iranian leadership. i think what they're doing is irresponsible and reckless in the first plac
as israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu drew one before the united nations general assembly to represent the red line he wants for iran to end its nuclear program. iran's ambassador to the u.n. says he won't dignify it with a response. except to deny iran is trying to make a nuclear bomb. but president obama did respond. he and netanyahu spoke today over the telephone. cnn foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty joining us from new york. jill, do we know what the president, president obama said to israeli prime minister? >> reporter: well, we do, fred. in fact, they issued this statement and you have to, as you're reading it, say, well, they certainly pulled that back on track because after all, you know, the president didn't meet one personally with the prime minister, and that was interpreted of course as a very cold shoulder. there was worry, though, that this was being exploited as, you know, criticism especially in this campaign as being a rift between the united states, and i should say at least present between president obama and israel so they had this telephone call. i shou
to help prevent all-out war with iran. let's go to richard roth, our senior united nations correspondent. first, let's talk about mahmoud abbas. last year he failed at that same podium to make the case that the palestinian status should be raised as a state, that they should have statehood. now he's going to go back and say we want a beefed-up status for palestinians shy of statehood. what would that accomplish? why is he doing that? >> well, for them, it's another symbolic improvement of their situation diplomatically. it is a step-down from the rousing reception he received last year when he announced that the palestinians want their own state and they made a push for it. the united states blocked them in the security council. the only organization here at the u.n. that can approve that. the u.s. has veto power. now they're back to palestinians. something called non-u.n. member status. it allows them to be on the same level as the vatican, allows them to vote in different u.n. organizations, potentially get closer in the international criminal court for bringing cases to israel. it's a
president takes the stage at the united nations one last time. but spares the world his usual jabs and bombshell proclamations. is it an attempt to try to go out as a stasman? plus, president obama and mitt romney go head-to-head in a state neither one can afford to lose this november. you'll hear from both of them live in minutes. and is the pentagon getting too cozy with hollywood? why some say the latest military films reveal too many national secrets. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. wolf blitzer is off. i'm joe johns. and you're in "the situation room." >>> there were empty seats and walkouts at the united nations today ahead of what was expected to be a fiery offensive final speech from the provocative iranian president ahmadinejad. but while some of the usual rhetoric was there, this year's speech had a very different tone. cnn foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty is in new york with the latest. jill. >> reporter: well, joe, it's not what some people expected. it was short on threats, but on bl somadinejad delivered his sn to the u.n.
roland rtin and erick erickson,editor and chief of redstate.com. if you were watching the united nations general assembly, you sawthe prime ministeof israe benjamin netanyahu literally draw a red line saying this is how far iran can go in its nuclear program, but no further. watch this. >> if these are the fact if these are the facts,and the are, whoulhere s a red line be drawn? a lin should be drawn right here. before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> and the prime minister says that probably will happen by the summer, this coming summer. the latest six or seven months from now. let's get reaction. erick erickson, what do you think of the presentation that prime minister netanyahu made today? >> i thought it was very simple and very effective. i can guarantee you what the headlines are going to be tomorrow on this issue. people are focused on what tanyahu di inrestingly enough i think it -- test on this election a lot of coti republicans praised him. a lot of democrats and liberals on twitter and elsewhere thought it wasly silist, but fac
face-to-face, around the united nations meetings, these kinds of things. they have now spoken. does this put this to rest? >> well, suzanne, they also spoke for about an hour about two weeks ago, and they are in consistent contact, as are members of the president's national security team, and seetary hillary clinton. you know, the president is focused on governing, restoring our place in the world, focussing on what needs to be done in these areas, and mitt romney seems to be focused on politicizing inappropriately at many times these global issues. there's a real difference. >> how do you respond to some folks who look at this the way this is played out and make the case that the president was kind of drawn in to this kind of political back and forth with netanyahu? was that really an important part of the president coming forward and saying, look, demonstrating to the american people that he is on top of what is going on in israel, they're on the same page? >> our relationship is israel is absolutely important. the president is the first person to say that. heard prime minister ne
, the spotlight on the final day of the 67en united nations general assembly session. the foreign minister will address the delegates and defend the assad regime's actions during the 18-month crisis that spiraled into civil war. joining us now, what are we expecting to hear? >> reporter: john what you'll flare the foreign minister is a vigorous defense not only of the regime's activities but they're fating terrorist activity, and lumping opposition and peaceful protesters into this whole rebel activity fighting the regime and call them terrorists and say, i think you have nations like qatar, saudi arabia, aiding the rebels. what you really have to do crack down on this funding and that's going to help with the political transition. >> secretary of state hillary clinton has talked about her frustration over the fact there hasn't been a meaningful united nations resolution on syria and she talked a little about what she intends to do about it. let's listen. >> what is no secret, that our attempts to move forward the u.n. security council have been blocked repeatedly. on tuesday i met with j
was by the side of the iranian president during his visit last week to the united nations but now, mahmoud ahmadinejad's personal photographer has decided to stay here in the united states. he's filing for asylum. we talked to his attorney. live report next. there are a lot of warning lights and sounds vying for your attention. so we invented a warning you can feel. introducing the all-new cadillac xts. available with a patented safety alert seat. when there's danger you might not see, you're warned by a pulse in the seat. it's technology you won't find in a mercedes e-class. the all-new cadillac xts has arrived, and it's bringing the future forward. dad vo: ok, time for bed, kiddo. lights out. ♪ (sirens) (train horn) ♪ vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. >>> well, may be hard to believe but tomorrow will mark ten years since the first shots of a string of sniper attacks gripped the nation's capital. now the convicted shooter is speaking out about his crime. what he's now saying about it in his own words, ahead. e m
last week to the united nations but now, mahmoud ahmadinejad's personal photographer has decided to stay here in the united states. he's filing for asylum. a live report next. 0ñ@ñfÑ >>> well, may be hard to believe but tomorr will mark ten years since the first shots of a string of sniper attacks gripped the nation's capital. now the convicted shooter is speaking out about his crime. what he's now saying about it in his own words, ahead. >>> welcome back. mahmoud ahmadinejad's speech at the united nations general assembly last week was likely his last. his term as president of iran ends this year. to document his visit to new york city he brought along his official photographer. well, now ahmadinejad is back home in iran, but his photographer never left new york. according to his attorney, he's filing for asylum here in the u.s. he just spoke with cnn. deborah feyerick is here with the interview. on what grounds is he trying to stay in the united states? >> well, anderson, now that he's defected, he simply can't go back. he's betrayed president ahmadinejad, he can no longer
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follows benjamin netanyahu dramatic performance at the united nations drawing attention to his nuclear worries. >> a red line should be drawn right here. >> reporter: just days after the president declined to meet with netanyahu in new york, the two leaders spoke over the phone, but then hours later, romney, who enjoys a much friendlier relationship with netanyahu got his own call chatting with the israeli leader while sitting on a tarmac in philadelphia. it was a reminder of the power of the jewish/american vote where vice president joe biden defended his relationship with israel. >> i just want to say, i just want to say one thing. i just want to tell you how proud i am, how proud i am to stand shoulder to shoulder with a guy who has done more for israel's physical security than any president of the eight i've served in. >> reporter: switching gears senior citizens and romney's plan to lower taxes will force the nation's elderly to pick up the tab. >> their plan on social security, the one they have now, would raise taxes on your social security. >> reporter: romney, who has accused
. everyone knows in the united nations it's the fastest way to change the world in the direction of not only peace, but social justice, economic justice, sustainability, health and well being. it's 50% of the population of our planet for the most part. >> i was talking to the general, he was saying the impact of having musicians come to this initiative here really cannot be underestimated that you can get to the huge audiences who hang on your every word. i know you take that responsibility seriously, globalization is here and is real. there's a sense, i think for many americans, we don't want global policemen with the terrible toll and the loss of life to our soldiers and economically. >> yeah, well, this transparent world we live in now, america has to realize now we are a part of the world. we are not leaving the world. we do, in some shape or form, but when it comes to education, we are not. we are dead last when it comes to education. as the world becomes more technological, 20 years from now, what is america? when you didn't even educate the people to understand the technology we are r
the israeli prime minister pulled out a couple of props at the united nations general assembly yesterday and drew his own red line. >> where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right he here. before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment. necessary to make a bomb. >> now, that cartoon exploded twitter you could say. foreign affairs reporter's le t elise lavin is here. there was a little outreach to the united states. >> definitely, i think in one sense there's been a lot between the two on this so-called red line and i think netanyahu was shocked he didn't meet him. he sees a real possibility that president obama can be off -- in office and knows he needs to work with president obama on a nuclear iran but at the same time, their presentation yesterday was very effective because he really sent out an urgency saying iran could have a bomb by next summer or spring. >> you know, i look at that red line. we were just talking about this, the camera caught us. what does that exactly mean when you cross that? >> it's a threshold over which if iran passe
with practical things like the princess said the economic empowerment of women. everyone knows in the united nations that is the fastest way to change the world in the direction of not only peace but social justice, economic justice, sustainability, health and well being. it's 50% of the population of our planet and they are disempowered for the most part. >> i was talking to the general and he was saying that the impact of having musicians come to this initiative here cannot be under estimated that you can get to these huge audiences that hang on your every word. i know you take that responsibility seriously. globalization is here and it's real and there is a sense, i think, for many americans we don't want to be the global policemen with the terrible toll and loss of life to our soldiers and economically. >> yeah, well, this transparent world that we live in now, america has to realize now we are part of the world. we are not leading the world. we do in some shape or form but when it comes to education we're not. we're dead last when it comes to education. as the world becomes more technol
. >> this took place when the united nations general assembly was in town. here you are asking police what you're being arrested for. what were you charged with? >> eventually -- i wasn't told on the spot. i was neither read my rights nor was i told what i was being arrested for. but later at one of the precincts where i was held, and before i was taken to central booking, i was told i was charged with criminal mischief, making graffiti and possessing a graffiti instrument. i was after 22 hours arraigned before a judge and i'm supposed to return in november to see whether i will be put on trial on these charges or not. >> do you think that spray painting this particular ad was a form of peaceful disobedience? was that what you were trying to sort of -- the message you were trying to send? >> my two messages were this, that i believe the poster is freedom of expression and i believe what i did was a freedom of expression in answer to that. i chose a very nonviolent peaceful method. i mean, i chose the color pink. you don't get more peaceful and nonviolent than pink. i chose not rip the poster.
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